MORESCO-1 joins the Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP) in the observance of the month of March as FIRE PREVENTION MONTH.

Fire Prevention Month is a yearly nationwide observance held every March. On this month, the Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP), local government units, firefighting agencies, and educational institutions all work together to conduct various fire prevention activities.

Now, you are probably wondering how March came to be the Fire Prevention Month. Well, it goes as far back as 1967, when President Ferdinand Marcos signed Proclamation No. 115-A which states that the year 1967 and every year thereafter as Safety and Accident Prevention Year.

The proclamation also stated that each month of the year will be devoted to a specific safety and accident prevention aspect. March came to be the Fire Prevention Month since that time of the year showed the highest record of fire incidents in the country according to data released by the National Statistical Coordination Board.

The proclamation was then created to propagate “safety consciousness among our people every day of the year as a positive preventive approach to a problem that can be solved by more caution, vigilance, sobriety, exercise of common sense and respect for the law.” So in respect to this observance, participate in any Fire Prevention drills and activities going around either to your work, school, or local area because it always pays to be ready.

In Case of FIRE and other EMERGENCIES, please IMMEDIATELY call the hotline numbers in your localities.

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MORESCO-1 seals tie-up with MSU at Naawan for CSR and sustainability programs

Through its CSR arm, the William T. Crisp Foundation, Inc. (WTCF), and the Institutional Services Department (ISD), MORESCO-1 collaborates with the Mindanao State University at Naawan on various sustainability and livelihood programs. These initiatives will be implemented across recipient Member-Consumer-Owner (MCO) organizations within MORESCO-1’s franchise area, facilitated by the cooperative’s ten task champions and community development officers.

The signing of the Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) today, February 26, 2024, at the MORESCO-1 Office of the General Manager (Conference Room) was attended by MORESCO-1’s Acting General Manager, Jovel B. Ubay-Ubay, PEE, ISD Manager Edna S. Putian-Diango, JD; Member Customer Development Chief Rio M. Vallej, and CPRO Archibald G. Pacana. Representing MSU-Naawan were Vice Chancellor for Research and Extension Renoir A. Abrea, MSc, and Extension Division (ED) Director Mariefe B. Quiñones, MSc. Asst. Prof. Russel D. Bañoc, Extension Secretary/Faculty (College of Agri-Forestry and Environmental Sciences) and Mr. Adzel Adrian G. Baldevieso of the Marine Fisheries and Technology. Prof. Quiñones emphasized that the ED plays a crucial role in the university’s commitment to providing lifelong, continuing education for the regions it serves, guided by the principle of empowering individuals to help themselves. She highlighted that educational advancements among individuals are essential for progress in a democratic society.

Moving forward, a range of programs will be initiated to align with MORESCO-1’s transformative community engagements and MSU at Naawan’s objective of proactively fostering economic development through pertinent training and interventions. These initiatives are in line with eleven identified priority areas: Sustainable Food Production in Fisheries and Aquaculture, Environmental Conservation, Crops and Livestock, Sustainable Agroforestry, Entrepreneurship, Agri-fisheries-based Skill Enhancement, Literacy Enrichment and Continuing Education, Socio-cultural and Psycho-social Wellness, University-generated and adopted Technology, Peace and Development, and Local Governance.

(News Beat: Archibald G. Pacana, CPRO)

MORESCO-1, Aboitiz Foundation to Inaugurate Collab, Dan’ag: Light-A-Home Project

Energy access is a major game-changer in empowering a country – but the depressing fact remains that more than a billion people globally still don’t have access to electricity services – a basic need that marginal segments of populations – or those in the ‘laylayan’ are morally being denied of.

The Philippines is in no case different – and as estimated by government, this archipelagic country still has roughly 2.0 million households not seeing the ‘light of day’ when it comes to getting electricity service and these are typically located in marginal areas considered ‘uneconomically viable.’

MORESCO-1 embarked on a collaborative journey with the Aboitiz Foundation through our Institutional Services Department (ISD) in an endeavor to bring light to 22 households in San Isidro, Talakag, Bukidnon. This initiative, known as the Dan’ag (Give Light) – Light A Home Project, aimed to uplift the lives of our marginalized community members in this part of our service area. The materials for the house wiring installation donated by Aboitiz Foundation amounted to P150,000.00

The ceremony to energize this project is set to take place on Thursday, February 29, 2024, in San Isidro, Talakag, Bukidnon. Oversight of the project was provided by MORESCO-1’s Institutional Services Team, and it was implemented across two dates with assistance from dedicated electrical engineering students from the University of Science and Technology of Southern Philippines (USTP), guided by the Institute of Integrated Electrical Engineers (IIEE) Cagayan de Oro Chapter, along with our esteemed colleagues from the Talakag Service Area.

In appreciation of the support and partnership from stakeholders, leaders from Aboitiz Power and Aboitiz Foundation, the Local Government Unit of Talakag, MORESCO-1, the Barangay Council of San Isidro, Talakag, and the project beneficiaries themselves will join us in commemorating this significant achievement on February 29. Their support greatly contributes to the sense of community and cooperation that underlies this initiative.